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Windows 10 / 8 / 7
Aug 24, 2018
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RetroArch Review

RetroArch is a freeware frontend emulator app filed under console emulators and made available by libretro for Windows.

The review for RetroArch has not been completed yet, but it was tested by an editor here on a PC and a list of features has been compiled; see below.

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RetroArch has been picked by our editors as excellent.
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Publisher's Description

Frontend for classic gaming like emulators or old PC games:

RetroArch runs programs converted into dynamic libraries called libretro cores, using several user interfaces such as command-line interface, a few graphical user interfaces (GUI) optimized for gamepads, several input, audio and video drivers.

It enables you to run classic games on a wide range of computers and consoles through its slick graphical interface. Settings are also unified, so configuration is done once and for all. The program also includes some advanced features, like shaders, netplay, rewinding, and more.

RetroArch features and highlights:
  • Advanced GPU shader support
  • Dynamic Rate Control to synchronize video and audio while smoothing out timing imperfections;
  • FFmpeg recording
  • Gamepad abstraction layer called Retropad
  • Gamepad auto-configuration
  • Peer-to-peer netplay
  • Audio DSP plugins like an equalizer, reverb and other effects
  • Advanced savestate features
  • Frame-by-frame gameplay rewinding at the press of a button
  • Button overlays for touchscreen devices like smartphones
  • Thumbnails of game boxarts;

RetroArch is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from console emulators without restrictions. RetroArch 1.7.3 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

This frontend emulator software is filed under:
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  • Freeware Console Emulators
  • Major release: RetroArch 1.7

Compatibility with this frontend emulator software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from libretro.

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